Derbyshire Places of Worship

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St John's Church (now Springs Christian Centre), Marehay, Ripley
St John's Church (now Springs Christian Centre),
Derby Road,
Marehay, Ripley, Derbyshire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1884, but we understand it was closed in 1985.

Kelly's Directory of 1895 records that St John's, a district church for the Green Hillocks, was erected in 1894 at a cost of £4.000, and replaced a former iron church built by the Butterley Company, at a cost of about £800. The new church was said to be of red brick with stone dressings in the Early English style and consisting of chancel, nave of five bays, aisles, and a small central turret with spire containing one bell. There were 400 sittings. The Rev. Charles Robert Round had been curate in charge since 1884.

St John's was closed on 1st January 1985, and was taken over on 5th November 1986 for "worship by other Christian bodies". [Source: Church Commissioners Report on Pastoral and Closed Churches in Derby Diocese, on the Church of England website]

In the present day the sign on the outside of the building reads "Springs Christian Centre". This may well be the same as that listed in Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) as the "Springs of Living Water Christian Centre" in Derby Road, with an Assemblies of God congregation.

Denomination

Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference SK4001649621. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 13 Dec 2013 at 14:35.

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This Report was created 8 Oct 2017 - 20:32:13 BST from information held in the Derbyshire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jun 2017 at 08:14.

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